The title of this post hints at this not being my first time here. It isn’t. I had another site, somewhat like this one, that I let fade away from a lack of content and interest. So what am I doing here? Why am I putting myself out there, again? I think I have to - so I don’t fade away. Sounds melodramatic, I know. I don’t mean it that way. Let me explain.
My fingers seem to be into a lot of things. Design, photography, woodworking, lettering, learning how to dj, writing, sneakers, etc. I find myself reading about everything from architecture to philosophy. Some are mere hobbies, some are boxed up right now waiting for the “right time,” and some are honest pursuits. I’m not sure I’m very good at any of them. Needless to say, I have a few interests.
I once read that part of being creative is putting your work out there for others to see. That’s damn scary. Judgement comes from others seeing your work. But I agree, you cannot grow without showing your work. We can learn from critiques. So here I am. Putting my work out there for you to see.
To the fading away part…
By nature, I’m a shy, introverted, in-his-fifties guy fuled by anxiety and self-doubt. It would be very easy for me to disappear (creatively) without many noticing. I’m not known in any circles. My name carries no weight. And I’m ok with that. My goal here is not to change that aspect of my life. But I feel if I’m not creating or learning, I will fade away. Where you get up, go to work, come home, watch TV and go to bed. And then do it all again. A leads to B which leads to C. If that is what boils your pasta, fantastic. For me, it feels like suffocation. If I’m not moving forward in some fashion I think I will cease to exist. I become part of the scenery, or the couch. Maybe this is my attempt to feel like I’m a part of something larger.
So, here’s my new site. A place to show what I’m learning about photography. A place to show any design work. And a place to share my thoughts. Not sure how often I’ll post new work. I hope to rotate photos out somewhat regularly. I’ve got the usual social media accounts but pay the most attention to Instagram and Twitter (sorry Facebook, you kind of bore me these days).
Thanks for reading this far. Let me know what you think. If you have ideas on how I can be better, I’d love to hear them. Drop me a line. And of course, I’m available for hire. Just putting that out there.
Until next time. Thanks.